Lars Albinsson

1,368 Added | 3 Magazines | 17 Following | 13 Followers | @Albinsson | I am a creative director at Maestro Management, helping clients organize and lead innovation effforts. We create better ways to do things.

Incredible Time Lapse of a Gargantuan Cruise Ship Being Built from Scratch

Watch the 300-meter-long AIDAprima come together like Lego<p>With a staggering 18 passenger decks, an onboard artificial beach, a "lazy river" ride and …

Sweden Design Inspiration

Kicking off my first journey to Sweden today! For the occasion, I have put a collection of inspiring work from designers from Sweden, whatever it is …

Graphic Design

Watch a Human Try to Fight Off That Door-Opening Robot Dog

Hey, remember that dog-like robot, SpotMini, that Boston Dynamics showed off last week, the one that opened a door for its robot friend? Well, the …

Robotics

This Data Viz Tool Explains Privacy Policies You’re Too Lazy To Read

A new tool turns thousands of complex, inscrutable documents into beautiful visualizations.<p>People don’t read privacy policies. One study from 2016 showed that people will agree to anything to get past that daunting mess of legalese; 98% of the study’s participants didn’t realize that the policy for …

Privacy

tokyo plans world's tallest wooden skyscraper by 2041

<b>japanese developer sumitomo forest has joined forces with architectural designers nikken sekkei, announcing plans for the world’s tallest wooden</b> …

Skyscrapers

What’s the story behind the GIF of a nightmarish robot dog opening a door?

The robot dog we first saw stacking plates in a dishwasher has now graduated from its servitude to opening doors for itself and another robotic mate – excitingly, they’re probably now planning how this new skill fits into the destruction of the human race. See into our cold, metallic, dead future …

Robotics

How to win the war on drugs

In 1994, John Ehrlichman, the Watergate co-conspirator, unlocked for me one of the great mysteries of modern American history: How did the United …

This Little Detail About "Up" Will Blow Your Mind And Do A Number On Your Emotions

Real tears, people. REAL. TEARS.

Walt Disney Company

HOW Logo Design Competition: 9th Annual Winner Galleries - HOW

HOW is thrilled to present the 20 winners of the 9th Annual HOW Logo Design Awards in the gallery below. These winning projects were selected by …

Graphic Design

Traffic’s Mind-Boggling Economic Toll

The largest study of its kind ever conducted reveals just how how costly the scourge of traffic is in the world’s greatest cities.<p>In the U.S. alone, congestion cost $305 billion last year, an increase of $10 billion from 2016. That’s the big, bad takeaway from the largest-ever study of global …

Urban Design

Den här svenska startupen har i tysthet dragit ifrån Tesla – med sin banbrytande T-Pod

Bolaget grundades av Robert Falck och Filip Lilja i Göteborg år 2016. Falck jobbade som global chef för motorfabriker på Volvo, men upplevde inte att …

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: a Pre-Photographic Guide for Artists and Naturalists | Colossal

<p>First published in the pre-photographic age, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours was the preeminent guide to color and its classification for artists, …

Charles Darwin

Is Fast Fashion dying? H&M shutters stores as sales decline

It seems consumers might be getting tired of Fast Fashion. H&M, one of the largest purveyors of cheap knock-offs inspired by runway looks, has been in a slump. In the fourth quarter of 2017, the brand experienced a sales decrease of 4%. For the full year, operational profit went down 14%, its …

Clothing

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Launches a Platform for Making the City of Tomorrow

In October of last year, Alphabet, Google's parent company announced it was taking its data-hoovering powers out of purely digital realm and into 3-D …

Smart Cities

Fast rail: watch 1,500 Chinese workers build train station track in 9 hours

A time-lapse video has been released showing the railway track for a new train station being built by a team of 1,500 workers in just nine hours in …

Trains

9 Big Design Trends That Will Shape 2018

Inclusiveness. Value. And super-powered AI.<p>Everyone thought 2016 was bad. That was before 2017. Over the past year, we learned Russia used social media ads to meddle in our election. Our data was stolen from Equifax, Yahoo, and Uber. It felt like virtually every man in a position of power was …

How Filmmakers Are Making Text Graphics Pop in 2018

Here are some of this year's trendiest text graphics (so far) that might give you some new ideas.<p>One thing that all great films have are really good …

Graphics

Russian tourist board unveils new visual identity inspired by suprematist art

A team of five designers has created a new brand identity for Russia's tourist board, which references the graphic style of suprematist artworks.<p>The …

What's needed to clean up the fashion industry?

<b>A new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines steps to a circular fashion economy.</b><p>The fashion industry is notorious for being the second …

Don Norman: What Went Wrong In Hawaii, Human Error? Nope, Bad Design

The author and eminent design researcher examines how poorly designed software spread panic in Hawaii–and offers tips for avoiding such incidents in the future.<p>“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” That was the false alert sent to people in …

Stunning Timelapse of an Outdoorsman Building a Log Cabin All by Himself

Canadian outdoorsman, photographer, travel writer, and educator Shawn James of My Self Reliance created a stunning timelapse video that features …

The Marie Antoinette Dress That Ignited the Slave Trade

Unlike her usual ornate style, it was relatively simple — but still scandalous.<p>Marie Antoinette is infamous for her lavish, over-the-top fashions. It is the first thing most people associate with the doomed queen — skirts as wide as they are tall paired with towering hairstyles, all draped in …

CAD Predictions for 2018

<i>From left to right: Jon Hirschtick, Gian Paolo Bassi and Kevin Wrenn. (Images courtesy of Twitter.)</i><p>Engineers, product designers and CAD …

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Comment: WeChat is offering official IDs, could Apple ever do the same?

A new report today from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> details how Tencent’s hugely popular WeChat app is working with the government to launch official, digital IDs in China. Could disruption from tech companies in sectors like this be a sign of services Apple might offer in the future?<p>China’s Ministry of …

Apple Watch

Ripped, Reassembled Photos of Closeted Gay Men in Ukraine

Kiev-based photographer Anton Shebetko destroys and reconstructs his photographs to obscure the faces of his subjects.<p>Anton Shebetko, a photographer based in Kiev, Ukraine, creates photos and collages in response to the secrecy surrounding sexuality in his home country. Although homosexuality is …

LGBTQ

Urban-like post-disaster rural housing incorporates rooftop gardens

Rebuilding after the devastation of a natural disaster can be a difficult and long process, whether it's in Haiti, Nepal, Japan or closer to home.<p>In …

Amazon Has Come Up With a Genius New Way to Run Productive Meetings

The key is that it makes everyone show up prepared.<p><b>As Amazon Web Services -- the retailer's massively profitable cloud-computing arm -- has grown larger, it's become harder to keep a regular weekly meeting running smoothly.</b>• <b><br>And so AWS turned to The Wheel, which leadership spins to choose a manager</b> …

Not-so-big 409 sq. ft. apartment renovation 'densifies' functions

How to make a small space feel bigger? There's a diverse repertoire of solutions from using transformer furniture to hiding storage in underused …

Return of the city-state

Nation-states came late to history, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they won’t make it to the end of the century<i>By Jamie Bartlett</i>Read at …

Ada Colau